Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers

Are we going to see the groundhog’s shadow on February 2nd this year?

There are a lot of fun holidays in winter, which is probably why I’ve neglected Groundhog Day so far. The good thing about blogging continuously for years is that whatever I miss out on one year (or even several years), I can make up for in a new year 🙂

But in order to catch up, I’ve decided to make it a series, and this is the first day of the 7 Days of Groundhog Day Printables 🙂 {You can sign up for a reminder whenever I post a new printable here.}

This Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers is my 2-year-old’s favorite right now {even though he insists on calling the groundhog “bear”, no matter how many times I explain about groundhogs 😉 } and of course, it’s great for a preschool classroom or homeschool, too!

{Don’t care about groundhog day activities? You may prefer Valentine’s Day printables!}

Matching games are my 2-year-old's favorite! Most recently, he's had fun with this simple cute Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers! Match groundhogs in different poses and practice visual discrimination , visual scanning, and 1:1 correspondence. Or extend the activity with the shadow matching version!

(N was 2 years and 6 months old.)

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Materials for Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers

Matching games are my 2-year-old's favorite! Most recently, he's had fun with this simple cute Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers! Match groundhogs in different poses and practice visual discrimination, visual scanning, and 1:1 correspondence. Or extend the activity with the shadow matching version!

What’s in the printable PDF file?

This printable game is set up like most of my matching games for toddlers: There are six different images:

  • a groundhog in an “I love Spring” t-shirt,
  • a groundhog with his shadow,
  • a groundhog with a bowtie,
  • a groundhog peeking out of its hole,
  • a dancing groundhog,
  • and a groundhog wearing a winter hat, gloves, and a scarf.

There’s a colored version and one in black and white.

Matching games are my 2-year-old's favorite! Most recently, he's had fun with this simple cute Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers! Match groundhogs in different poses and practice visual discrimination, visual scanning, and 1:1 correspondence. Or extend the activity with the shadow matching version!

You can either print two copies of one page or one copy of each for a bigger challenge.

Cut one or both pages apart at the black lines and let the matching begin! Leaving one page intact makes it easier to find the correct match.

This is a great way to practice visual discrimination skills that you can adapt to your kids’ level of development.

Don’t forget to talk about groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and all of the details in the images to build knowledge and vocabulary.

Matching games are my 2-year-old's favorite! Most recently, he's had fun with this simple cute Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers! Match groundhogs in different poses and practice visual discrimination, visual scanning, and 1:1 correspondence. Or extend the activity with the shadow matching version!

Do you have toddlers who love matching?
I have an ebook of matching games for them!

In my ebook Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I’ve included instructions for playing matching and memory games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.

All of the matching games for toddlers you could ever want: matching numbers, words, shapes, colors with fun themes like firefighters, cowboys and cowgirls, construction vehicles, tools, ocean creatures, cars, bees, community helpers, and more! This Match This! Toddler Matching Games Ebook contains 30 different matching games that you can mix and match and extend at any time.

Get your Groundhog Day Matching Game now!

Matching games are my 2-year-old's favorite! Most recently, he's had fun with this simple cute Groundhog Day Matching Game for Toddlers! Match groundhogs in different poses and practice visual discrimination, visual scanning, and 1:1 correspondence. Or extend the activity with the shadow matching version!

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Are you looking for more printable resources and fun activities? Here are a few others!

C is for Cupid Dot Marker Coloring Pages

Explore the letter C in preschool or kindergarten with these cute dot marker coloring pages that also include tracing lines.

Winter Clothes Board Game for Toddlers

Play a simple board game with toddlers and preschoolers with a custom die.

Snowman Numbers Matching Game for Toddlers

This matching game has a similar layout to the Groundhog Day Matching Game above but also includes numbers.

Winter Penguins Snip and Sort for Toddlers

A fun way to practice cutting and sorting with cute penguins in winter clothes.

Letter G Activities for 2-Year-Olds by The Measured Mom
(I can tell you that my 2.5-year-old wouldn’t be able to do a lot of these; most seem to be better suited to typical older toddlers closer to 3)

Frozen Printable Pack for Toddlers and PreK by Totschooling


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